Newsday is one of the main, daily newspapers serving Long Island, New York. Today’s election day overview article at Newsday: notes the importance of ballot access issues with the NY Governor’s race; mentions the Libertarian and Green Party candidates for Governor; and also notes a local race where a Democratic official — having lost her primary — carries on her re-election bid using only her third party ballot lines.
(excerpt from) Newsday
Voting under way on Long Island for pivotal Election Day
Reid J. Epstein / November 2, 2010
With [Andrew] Cuomo [The Democratic candidate] widely expected to win, part of the drama in this race will center around which minor parties secure the 50,000 votes necessary to win automatic ballot status for the next four years. Both Libertarian Warren Redlich and the Green Party’s Howie Hawkins predicted they will exceed that threshold, and [Carl] Paladino [The Republican candidate] also could reach it on his Taxpayers Party line…
…[NY State Assemblyperson] Ginny Fields (D-Oakdale) [is fighting for her political life]…Fields, who lost the Democratic primary to Ken Mangan of Sayville, is running on the Independence and Working Families Lines…